James Forrest one of four Celts named in provisional Scotland squad for Euro 2024

James Forrest has been named in Steve Clarke’s 28-man provisional squad for Euro 2024.

James Forrest celebrates scoring Celtic’s third goal of the game during the Premiership match at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock v Celtic on Wednesday 15, 2024. Photo Jane Barlow

The 32 year-old Celtic winger has forced his way into the Scotland manager’s plans after returning to the Celtic team in March after being out of the Celtic squad for several months at the start of the year.

Forrest made a huge impact and played a major role in Celtic winning the league and reaching the Scottish Cup Final, which he is set to start in this Saturday against theRangers in the first ever Glasgow Derby Scottish Cup Final.

20th June 2023; Hampden,  Euro 2024 Qualifier Football, Scotland versus Georgia; Callum McGregor celebrates after he shoots and scores to make it 1-0 to Scotland in the 6th minute

Jamesy is joined by fellow Celts Anthony Ralston, Greg Taylor and Callum McGregor and there are places for former Celts Craig Gordon, Kieran Tierney, Jack Hendry, Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Christie and Ben Doak, with the former Celtic Academy star, who jumped ship to join Liverpool, making the provisional squad.

Greg Taylor  is seen prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Scotland and Russia at Hampden Park on September 06, 2019. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With various injury doubts, Clarke has opted for a 28 man squad announcement at this stage which will then be cut to 26 players no later than 11pm on 7 June, that’s also the same day that Scotland take on Finland in the final warm-up friendly.

Anthony Ralston celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the match between Scotland and Armenia at Hampden on June 08, 2022. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Here’s the squad, courtesy of Sky Sports Scotland…

Here’s Scotland captain Andy Robertson speaking about Scotland’s intentions this summer at Euro 2024…

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